Kaitlyn Ramesh

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The Possibility of Developing Dementia from Long-Term Benzodiazepine Use

The Possibility of Developing Dementia from Long-Term Benzodiazepine Use


Abstract Due to their fast-acting and evident effects, benzodiazepines (BZDs, BDZs, BZs) are widely prescribed and taken for treating conditions like anxiety and insomnia. That being said, benzodiazepines are also known for their high risk of dependence, which can lead to cognitive impairment, affecting one’s memory and personality, as wel...